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Capitalism & Imperialism

Olive Schreiner’s analysis in her letters of the ‘arrival’ and expansion of capitalism and its effects on all aspect of life in South Africa is associated in particular with her critique of the ‘Rhodes system’. This is related to her sense that some social, political and economic structures in South African life were permitting, indeed more strongly supporting or encouraging, a particularly exploitative and ruthless form of capitalism associated with the activities of Cecil Rhodes as a businessman, politician and imperialist; she refers to this as the 'Rhodes matrix' and recognises that its corrupting effects would exist long after Rhodes had vanished from the scene.

Schreiner’s letters on ‘Capitalism & Imperialism’ include the implications of the 1894 Glen Grey Act regarding African land rights, her opposition to the so-called ‘strop bill’ introduced by Rhodes when Prime Minister of the Cape, the Jameson Raid and its consequences, massacres in Matabeleland and Mashonaland by troops employed by the Chartered Company controlled by Rhodes, her writing of Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland, the Cornwall libel case which Rhodes used to strike back at her, as well as Rhodes’ political 'squaring' and conniving more generally. Related topics include the dominance of Kimberley in 1890s by the De Beers company controlled by Rhodes, and Johannesburg and what is stood for as a fabricated city of mobilities and flows and quintessentially both modern and international, and founded on exploitation and immorality.

 

To: Erilda Cawood nee Buckley, February 1890: Olive Schreiner: S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner-Extra SMD 30/33/b
Mount Vernon, Cape Town, Darling,, You must not wait for my visit. All I can say is that if at allpossible before I leave Sou...
[Plans further into Africa, Cronwright, Rhodes one man of genius]
To: William Thomas Stead, March 1890: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/7- pages 62-5
My dear Friend,, Reading Booths book puts you much in my thought. The book is splendid the idea is necess-ary. I suppose if s...
[Booth, Review of Reviews, Rhodes most remarkable man]
To: Havelock Ellis, 19 March 1890: HRC/CAT/OS-4b-xiv
My Havelock , Next week I hope to be at Matjesfontein & I shall have heard of your arrival in Paris. If you like I will k...
[OS meeting Rhodes soon, her plans of he will back her]
To: William Thomas Stead, 12 July 1890: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/8- pages 66-9 & 227-8
Matjesfontein, July 12 / 90, My dear Friend, I must drop you one word to say how very much I am satisfied & pleased with ...
[Rhodes, big man, but OS afraid of his mistakes]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 2 December 1890: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1890/11
Tuesday , My dear Will, The Sauer's have been here. I’m going up with them to Bloemfontein. I like Mrs Sauer. Sauer spo...
[Sauer said Rhodes & them all would help Will Schreiner]
To: William Thomas Stead, 15 March 1891: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/12- pages 76-9
Matjesfontein, March 15 / 91, None of this to be printed, Thank you for letter. I am glad you have made an alliance with Rhod...
[Rhodes an alliance with Stead, he expands the horizon, he has an antipathy to OS]
To: Emilia Frances Dilke, nee Strong, m1. Pattison, m2. Dilke, 17 March 1891: Emilia Dilke Add. 43908, f.189
Matjesfontein, March 17 / 91, My Dear Lady Dilke, I should have written before to thank you for the books which I prize so mu...
[Dilke will return OS hopes; glad of Rhodes overture to Parnell when in Britain]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, May 1891: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1891/9
Dear Laddie, I’ve been feeling very weak & unfit since Saturday, & am leaving tonight for Matjesfontein. I’...
[Rumour re OS marrying Rhodes, if anyone comments not seen him for ten months]
To: William Thomas Stead, July 1891: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/49- pages 192-196 & 226
57 Grove Street, Cape Town, My dear Friend, By a mistake instead of my real article about South Africa my rough notes with pa...
[Not seen Rhodes, his great plans]
To: Henrietta ('Ettie') Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891), 16 July 1891: Schreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/23
57 Grove Street , July 16 / 91, My darling sister, I was so glad to get your letter this morning. Your joy makes me very happ...
[Have not spoken to Rhodes two months, native flogging bill, Seymour Fort in Mashonaland]
To: William Thomas Stead, 23 November 1891: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/15- pages 86-7
Matjesfontein, Nov 23 / 91, Dear Friend, Thank you for your letter. As always it was refreshing. I have no news to give you. ...
[Rhodes return safefrom Mashonaland, so much depending on one man]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 13 September 1892: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1892/12
Matjesfontein, Tuesday 13 / 92, My old Will,, I hope when this reaches you you will be settled in the old Man’s study, ...
[Rhodes & Sivewright, can Will Schreiner walk erect, Rhodes sincere in his way]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 9 October 1892: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1892/15
Matjesfontein, Sunday , Oct 9 / 92, Dear Boy,, I’m writing on the chance of catching you in England. I was so glad of y...
[OS in Kimberley, Jameson, likes him best after Rhodes, flogging a man to death, who did it let off]
To: Edward Carpenter, 23 November 1892: Edward Carpenter 359/58
Matjesfontein , S. Africa, Nov 23 / 92, I’ve been lying in bed all day & reading that book of Francis Adams you sen...
[Things bad this country, flog people to death, wealth the only aim, money-making whites & down trodden blacks & nothing between]
To: Constance Lytton, 13 February 1893: Lytton 01229/1
Middelburg, Feb 13 / 93, Dear Lady Constance,, I was so glad to hear you had such a good voyage home with “plenty of ro...
[Crishing hope & faith in politics]
To: Julia Solly nee Muspratt, July 1894: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/10
The Homestead, Saturday, Dear Mrs Solly,, Could you send me a wire early on Monday morning giving Mr Wilson’s address., ...
[A young man wanting to expose what is happening up there]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 15 July 1895: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/8
The Homestead, July 15th 1895, My dear old Laddie, I don’t know what impells me to write to you this afternoon. I alway...
[Rhodes, will Sivewright be his undoing as Jameson prophecised]
To: G.W. Cross, August 1895: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/12
My dear Mr Cross, I return with many thanks Mr Moffats letter though with sorrow that I have to return it. I much wish I coul...
[Moffat's letter says what is happening is awful in Mashonaland & Matabeleland, wishes could send his letter]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 13 August 1895: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/9
Private, Kimberley , Aug 13 / 95, Dear dear old Laddie, I have been wanting to write you a long letter, but just because ther...
[Is Rhodes coming to the end of his course, he has chosen to act on men's lowest side, Rhodes as almighty might-have-been]
To: William Thomas Stead, 26 August 1895: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/22- pages 117-18
The Homestead, Kimberley, August 26 / 95, Dear Friend,, I send you a copy of our paper on the Political Situation at the Cape...
[The country rolling backwards, five years ago such hopes of Rhodes]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 30 August 1895: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/12
The Homestead , Aug 30 / 95, It’s your birth day, my dear old Laddie. No ones heart goes out towards thee more than one...
[Agony to see Rhodes virtues wasted on small objects; Sivewright, Logan & OS turned away, one day Will Schreiner will turn from him ]
To: William Thomas Stead, September 1895: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/63- pages 243-246
Dear Friend, I am sending you a paper by containing a speech by my husband. It will show you why persons of a liberal or prog...
[The old liberal politicians, the strop bill being debated]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, December 1895: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/13
Dear Laddie I should like very much to accept your kind invitation, but I am afraid it may be a little awkward for you if we ...
[Lily Orpen & attacks on them, awkward for Will Schreiner if OS stays]
To: John X. Merriman, 1896: John X. Merriman MSC 15/71/4/9
[page/s missing], committee at Home. I enclose a paper copied from one he sent me stating some of the things he had seen. He ...
[The person who might give evidence about 'up there']
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/6
Thursday morning, My darling Boy I have just got your letter; I have no time to get you answer it, as the post is going out. ...
[Veil over Rhodes face lifted]
To: William Thomas Stead, January 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/64- pages 247-8
Dear Friend, I send you another letter from the same minister (a man whom you would greatly love & trust if you knew him)...
[The actions of Rhodes & the Chartered Company]
To: William Thomas Stead, January 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/48- pages 190-191
Address Homestead, Kimberley, Dear Friend, Thankyou for your note. If you want to make up your mind with regard to Colonial a...
[Knowing the Boers, if Rhodes confessed he might be forgiven]
To: G.W. Cross, January 1896: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/9
Dear Friend, Thanks for the card & the cutting. It was very good to have a peep at you, though it would have been better ...
[Rhodes's nightmare power over the country]
To: William Thomas Stead, January 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/59- pages 231-2 & 251-252
Private, My dear Friend, Thanks for the letter you sent me. I have had a great many from all parts of the world about that Ha...
[Rhodes & his damnable & damning gold]
To: William Thomas Stead, 4 January 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/11- pages 74-5 & 249-250
Address to Kimberley, The Kowie, Jan 4 / 95, Dear Friend, Your likeness is splendid. You as I like to remember you as you sat...
[The part Rhodes is playing in the Transvaal, Jameson Raid, break Rhodes's power]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, 5 January 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/2
Port Alfred, Jan 5 / 95, Dear Fan, I don’t like to trouble Will just now as I know how busy he must be: could you drop ...
[Jameson Raid, Fan & Will Schreiner on side of Chartered Company?]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 10 January 1896: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.98
Commercial Hotel , Middelburg , Jan 10 / 95, Dear Mary , Thank you so much for the papers & the wire. Here we get our new...
[Is it true Rhodes broken down, if so OS can't strike him]
To: William Thomas Stead, 10 January 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/21- pages 111-16 & pages 253-4
Middelburg, Jan 10 / 95, Thank you, dear friend, for Blastus. It opens up so many interesting questions that I cannot enter u...
[Guns of the Transvaal saved South Africa, Rhodes will never rise again]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 13 January 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/3
Middelburg, Jan 13 / 96, Dear Laddy, I was very glad to receive your letter in the Argus – a paper I never see. If you ...
[Hogmeyr, Bond, some Englishmen rise above race prejudice]
To: Jessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle, 16 January 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/4
Middelburg, Jan 16 / 95, I got your letter today, dear, & was so glad of its news. No progressive party has been possible...
[Pity for Rhodes, joy the Chartered power gone]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 17 January 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/5
Jan 17th , Dear Laddie, I enclose two letters from a great friend, of mine, a man of much influence in Johannesburg. They are...
[Rhodes must never return or there will be war]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 20 January 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/6
Middelburg, Jan 20 / 95, My dear Laddie, I have been laid up for some days, with immensely bad cough or would have written., ...
[Rhodes, the little mother, Will Schreiner ]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, 6 February 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/8
Middelburg, Thursday, Feb 6 / 96, Dear Fan, I was so glad to get your letter. I would have answered it at once but I have not...
[OS distressed & will never mention politics to mother]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 6 February 1896: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.99
Middelburg, Ja Feb 6 / 96, Darling Mary , I don't know why I've been thinking so much of you the last days. Last night in the...
[Will Rhodes get off ? ]
To: G.W. Cross, April 1896: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/13
Private, My dear Friend, Please be careful not to say anything to my dear little mother that's about my political views. I ne...
[Careful to my mother about my political views]
To: Alfred ('Alf', 'Mat') Mattison, 13 April 1896: Alfred Mattison, Goldfields Collection, MS 16098/1
The Homestead Kimberley S.A., April 13 / 96, Dear Mat, Political affairs have been taking all the life out of me to such an e...
[Heel of the capitalist on the neck, you don't know; , killing Matabele]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 13 April 1896: Cobden Papers: T. Fisher Unwin 981/2
The Homestead, April 13 / 96., Dear Mr Unwin, I had the surprise yesterday of receiving a great parcel of letters & books...
[Political life, darkness before dawn, OS's 'Political Situation' pamphlet]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 22 April 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/13
April 22 / 96, Dear Laddie, I am just sick with fear at what mother & Lilly will say both of & to me when they read m...
[Rhodes, mother, Lily, OS sick with worry; Ons Land attack on OS]
To: Betty Molteno, May 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/14
Friday morning , Thank you for your letter. Oh yes, I am very regular with the meals, & cook very well!!!! Dr To day we a...
[OS never influenced Cronwright about Rhodes]
To: G.W. Cross, 2 May 1896: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/14
Dear Friend, Are you still waiting for evidence of Rhodes' complicity - or, have you got it now???, Yours ever, Olive Schrein...
[Is Cross still waiting for confirmation of Rhodes's complicity in the Jameson Raid]
To: James Rose Innes, 7 May 1896: James Rose Innes MSC 21/2/1896:55
My dear Friend , What tidings are these that I hear of thee on every hand??? , Since I came out from England primed il with S...
[Act now against Rhodes or life-long regret, Rhodes must be crushed]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 26 May 1896: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.103
Yes, darling, I am very sorry for Mr Sauer. He is being deserted by the men whose cause he fought & who should have stood...
[Cause of the native the prime one, if Rhodes brought back then by the Bond]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, June 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/7
Dear Laddie, Some one writes me from Cape Town that Rhodes is drinking heavily & quite stone broke (I don’t know ho...
[OS feels an awful pity for Rhodes the man]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 1 July 1896: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.105
The Homestead , June 30, July 1 / 96, Dear , I hope you are getting on nicely. You may think it very foolish, but I am feelin...
[War with the Transvaal Rhodes's last card]
To: Betty Molteno, 18 July 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/21
Dear Friend Am not thinking of coming down for the show now. Cron returned yesterday from Cradock where he had been for ten d...
[Hounding of Mashona, evil keeps begetting itself, mills of God, lust for gold & Empire]
To: G.W. Cross, August 1896: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/2
Dear Mr Cross, We leave this on Monday by the early train for GT: spend a few hours there at the Railway Hotel with my little...
[Writing an allegory, 'Trooper Peter', not much but is doing something]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 28 August 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/26
Friday, Dear old Lad,, Dear old lad I am quite just to Rhodes. I have a higher idea of his ability complexity than even you h...
[OS is just to Rhodes he has no conscience or loyalty]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, September 1896: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.106
Strictly Private. Is your arm quite strong? , My darling Mary , No, there has been nothing wrong with my womb, I am sure! Eac...
[Rhodes' influence works nothing but evil, two or three men could make a difference in opposing him]
To: William Thomas Stead, September 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/58- pages 229-230
page/s missing, I hope you quite understood that I didn’t blame you in the least in the Selous matter. Your statement w...
[The cause of the war not treatment of Mashona women, did or didn't Stead say this]
To: William Thomas Stead, 20 September 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/31- pages 137-140
The Homestead, Sep 20 / 96, Dear Friend, I enclose you some cuttings in case you should hear a wrong version of the matter. B...
[War because Rhodes & Charted Company, OS had the facts to back this up]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 28 September 1896: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/26
The Homestead, Kimberley, Cape Colony, 28th Sept. 1896, T. Fisher Unwin Esq., 11 Paternoster Buildings, London E.C., Dear Sir...
[Allegory 'Trooper Peter' & articles, Rhodes]
To: Betty Molteno, 30 September 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/29
Wednesday, Thankyou so much for your letter. It is such a relief for to me to know you have Miss Knight’s address, beca...
['Trooper Peter' will make Rhodes & company very bitter]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, December 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/36
[page/s missing], to go by that vessel, we are not responsible. It will of course be very unpleasant for us. Rhodes & his...
[Rhodes will say nothing in public but in private will strike, some will want to crush the Boers now]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 14 December 1896: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/27
The Homestead,, Kimberley,, Cape Colony,, 14. Dec. 1896, Dear Sir,, I have just finished a story, the scene of which is land ...
[Just finished 'Trooper Peter', keep quiet about its contents]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, 18 December 1896: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/37
The Homestead , Dec 18 / 96, Dear Fan, We shall arrive in town on Saturday night, the 2nd & shall sail on Saturday the We...
[OS won't stay with Fan & Will Schreiner because of Rhodes]
To: William Thomas Stead, 27 December 1896: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/30- pages 135-136
Private, The Homestead, Dec 27 / 96, My dear Friend, We are, as think I told you when I wrote six weeks ago, sailing on the 6...
[Let's leave colonial politics alone, more interesting things to discuss than Rhodes]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, January 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/2
19 Russell Road, Kensington, W., Dear Mr Unwin, I shall of course not make myself responsible for any responsibility you may ...
[No, OS won't make herself resposible for all publishing responsibility for 'Trooper Peter']
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 20 January 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/28
19 Russell Road, Kensington W., 20.1.97, Dear Mr Unwin,, It was gratifying to hear that you had so satisfactorily arranged th...
[A German translation of 'Trooper Peter', WH Smith, reviews]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 29 January 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/1
19 Russell Road, Kensington, W., Jan 29 / 96, My dear Laddie, You may have left by the time this reaches you, so I only write...
[Didn't speak to Rhodes on board ship; the Lochs bitter about him]
To: Sir George Grey, 4 February 1897: GL S10 (Olive Schreiner to Sir George Grey 4 Feb 1897)
New College Junior School,, Eastbourne., Feb 4 / 97, Dear Sir George Grey, Thank you much for the words of sympathy with my l...
[Your words of sympathy on my little story, 'Trooper Peter']
To: G.W. Cross, 4 February 1897: G.W. Cross MS 14, 462/3
New College , Eastbourne, Feb 4 / 97, Dear Friend, I sent you last week the copy of a little South African story. Please rega...
[Has send an advance copy of 'Trooper Peter', don't mention contents till he knows it is puplished, OS will be attacked for it]
To: Jessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle, 4 February 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/3
New College Junior School,, Eastbourne., Feb 4 / 97, Dear Jessee, We have been spending a few days here with my brother &...
[Did not speak to Rhodes on ship, liked his sister, 'Trooper Peter' out on 17 February]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 8 February 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/35
19 Russell Road,, Kensington, W., 8th Feb. 1897, Dear Mr Unwin,, Your letter of today has just arrived (evening) with proof o...
[Trooper Peter arrangements, circulation, must be prompt]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 17 February 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/43
Holland Road 9.40am, Fisher Unwin , 11 Paternoster Buildings, Convinced book contains no libel and that even if it did no act...
[Trooper Peter arrangements, convinced no libel, can't indemnify Mudie]
To: William Thomas Stead, 20 February 1897: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/32- pages 141-144
19 Russell Rd, Kensington, Feb 20 / 97, My dear old Friend, You are curiously mistaken if you fancy that I think the white me...
[White men not worse in Mashonaland than elsewhere; it isn't people, it's evil filtering down from government to society as a whole]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 9 March 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/4
Post Restante, Rome, March 9 / 97, Dear Laddie, I have just this moment got Fred’s letter to say you had landed in Engl...
[Garrett on boat implied Will Schreiner bought by Rhodes; but Will told Cronwright he hadn't; don't fear Rhodes, wriggling wriggling]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 15 March 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/5
Address: Poste Restante, Amalfi, ------------------------------, Rome, March 15 / 97, Dear Laddie, Ellis was in town staying ...
[Meant Will Schreiner would trust Rhodes, not that he took money; coincidence of keep bumping into Rhodes; 'Peter Halket' not overdrawn on some matters OS knows more than him]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 18 March 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/7
Amalfi , March 18 / 97, Dear Laddie, This is Friday & I have not yet nor shall I for some days hear any news of your exam...
['Trooper Peter' is pale & washed out compared with the reality; making back broad for attacks to follow]
To: John X. Merriman, 3 April 1897: John X. Merriman MSC 15/1897:17
Grand Hotel , Alassio , Riviera , Italy , April 3rd 1897, Dear Mr Merriman , I have just got your letter of March 1st. I am i...
[Chamberlain, Sivewright a hold on Rhodes, Rhodes & the matrix which fed him]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 3 April 1897: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.109
Grand Hotel , Alassio, Riviera, Italy, April 3rd 1897, Darling Mary , I was so glad to get your letter. It was a misfortune t...
[War imminent, people's fear of Rhodes, ask OS not to mention they have seen her]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 30 April 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/10
Grand Hotel, Alassio, Riviera , Italy, April 30 / 97, Dear old Laddie, I’m so glad to see Innes Sauer Merriman &c s...
[The new man Milner, his book a kind Rhodes might have written]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 22 May 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/47
7 rue Lemâitre, Puteaux, Seine, France, May 22nd 1897, Dear Mr Unwin,, Thankyou for the cutting you sent me. It is very ...
[Rhodes & party inventing lies re 'Peter Halket', responses to the book]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 5 June 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/52
19 Russell Road, Kensington,, London, W., 5.6.97, Dear Mr Unwin,, Thanks for your notes of 2nd and 3rd and 4th, June with enc...
['Trooper Peter', OS won't reply to absurd lies about her & the Transvaal]
To: Betty Molteno, 14 June 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/13
Monday morning, Dear Friend, I enclose you that amusing letter from the clergyman. It’s was so good to see you. Cron &...
[Will Schreiner straight on Chartered Company, don't mind anythng said about OS or 'Trooper Peter']
To: William Thomas Stead, 8 July 1897: T120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/33- pages 145-150
Morley’s Hotel, Trafalgar Sq, July 8 / 97, My dear old Friend, It was indeed a pleasure to see you; Thankyou for coming...
[Don;t mention anything OS or Cronwright said to him on South Africa in a public context, no OS doesn't have unkindly feelings about Rhodes, if only he would leave SA alone]
To: T. Fisher Unwin, 30 July 1897: HRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/61
New College Junior School,, Eastbourne., Private, July 30 / 97, Dear Mr Unwin, I have received your note & the Chronical....
[OS won;t reply to any of the Chartered Company denials, 'Trooper Peter' a mild & pale picture]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 7 August 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/16
Eastbourne, Aug 7 / 97, Dear old Will, I was glad of your letter. You must need rest dear, the difficulty is to get it any wh...
[Rhodes will grow smaller & smaller]
To: Betty Molteno, November 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/23
[page/s missing], Mr Cornwall, who is really only Mr Rhodes instrument is taking legal action against Cron for what he said, ...
[Cornwall the instructment of Rhodes taking action against OS]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, November 1897: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.114
Darling Mary , It was so sweet to see your face; you are much more beautiful than you've ever been before. I wish I had a pho...
[Cornwall case, Will & Innes retained by de Beers, is really a case brought by Rhodes]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 17 November 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/22
Nov 17th 1897, Dear Laddie, I am feeling very played out & ill so that I hardly know how I shall write this letter to you...
[The trial, will cost every penny they have, many legal & political questions for Will Schreiner]
To: John X. Merriman, 21 November 1897: John X. Merriman MSC 15/71/4/4
Nov 21st 1897 , Dear Mr Merriman , If we could only get all the people to bear witness in court to what they know & tell ...
[People wonlt bear witness in court, Rhodes man Brown out electioneering & his bag of money fell out on way back, how much when he went out]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 3 December 1897: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.115
The Homestead , Dec 3 / 97, Darling Mary, I couldn't get out to see you again. I was so sorry Cron couldn't see you when he c...
[Capitalists buying up men's bodies & souls]
To: John X. Merriman, 5 December 1897: John X. Merriman MSC 15/1897:57
The Homestead, Kimberley, Dec 5 / 97, Dear Mr Merriman , Yes, we must lose the case & pay costs & damages. But does t...
[They will lose the case, but OS main concern they may strengthen De Beers]
To: Edward Carpenter, 14 December 1897: Edward Carpenter 359/80
The Homestead, Kimberley , Dec 14 / 97, Dear old Ed, I am sending you a paper concerning our last fight with Rhodes & the...
[They lost the libel case, the verdict, the fine & the costs]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, 15 December 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/24
Dear Fan,, I hope all goes well with you all & that you’ve had no falls from the bike, like Mr Will. , It’s t...
[The trial, money sent them by various people, OS won't accept but helps not to feel alone]
To: Betty Molteno, 16 December 1897: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/25
Thurs-day, Dearest Friend, I have just got your letter. I can’t tell you how great a joy & comfort your sympathy is...
[The trial costs less than expected, were told Rhodes gave names to remove from voters' lists, educated Christian Kaffir came & said they fought for death]
To: Betty Molteno, 1 March 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/1
The Homestead, March 1st 1898, Dear Friend, The picture has just come. I do like it so. I’m going to hang it up in my s...
[The enemy is not a person but a system, if Rhodes passed away, capitalism with us still]
To: John Mackenzie, 12 March 1898: John Mackenzie A75/8/2779
The Homestead , March 12 / 98, My dear Mr Mackenzie, I have not yet seen your article in the Contemporary Review, but am very...
[Rhodes & co buying up newspapers, not one free liberal paper, new paper edited by Cartwright in Cape Town]
To: Betty Molteno, 16 March 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/2
The Homestead , March 16 / 98, My dear Friend, I’m so sorry you are not coming now. I always need you. Cron only told m...
[All newspapers in Rhodes's hands bought the Kimberley paper this why Cartwright starting the new one]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 29 March 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/4
Dear Laddie, I’m stone broke, so am going down to the dear old Kowie for a few days. It seems there is never a letter c...
[Rhodes getting smaller & beautifully less]
To: Betty Molteno, 17 May 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/8
May 17 / 98, You will be wondering, dear friend, why I have not written before, but Cron’s dear old mother has been spe...
[Cronwright wants to go to Johannesburg, a terrible place to live; OS cant believe Innes would join Sprgg & Sivewright in a ministry]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 26 May 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/9
May 26th 1898, Dear Laddie, I wrote you a letter just after I returned from Johannesburg telling you how much I liked old Hud...
[The Raid has altered entire body of South African politics, the parties will re-form]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 12 June 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/10
The Homestead, June 12th 1898, Dear Laddie, I am full of anxiety as to how things will go next Tuesday. I fear me there is bu...
[Don't have more to do with Rhodes than necessary, as soon as possible cut him for ever]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 22 June 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/11
Monday morning , Dear Laddie, I expect when this reaches you we shall know the worst. The only thing that gives me a ray of h...
[Rhodes & co reluctant to come to the vote, OS feels as did at Doornkop, an important moment]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 29 June 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/13
The Homestead, June 29th 1898, Dear Laddie, I posted a line to you this morning & got yours just after I posted mine., Wi...
[WPS's political duty in aftermath of Jameson Raid, OS had to decide about taking a stand re 'Trooper Peter', no matter what ]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, 25 August 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/20
Monday morning, Dear Sis, Thank you much for your letter. I am going to Port Elizabeth first, to stay with Miss Molteno. If I...
[OS didn't recognise Rhodes, the fat man bowing to her in Kimberley]
To: Betty Molteno, 22 September 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/27
The Homestead, Sep 22nd 1898, Dear Friend, No, you must not come up to Kimberley unless I am better. It only depresses one &...
[Good if Rhodes defeated, Willy Pickering says if he is he will go right away]
To: Robert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead, 23 September 1898: MacFarlane-Muirhead/16
The Homestead, Sep 23rd 1898, My dear Bob, It seems long since we had tidings of how the world was going with you three. Does...
[Hope to defeat Rhodes, see Will Schreiner as Prime Minister, he lately feels strongly on Capitalism]
To: Betty Molteno, 27 October 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/37
Address , Dounan’s House, Hospital Hill, Johannesburg , Oct 27 / 98, Dear Friend, I was so glad to get your letter this...
[Johannesburg is like a nightmare to OS, grand modern houses, veld at back door]
To: Edward Carpenter, 13 November 1898: Edward Carpenter 359/82
Box 2, Johannesburg, Trans Vaal, South Africa, Nov 13th 1898 , Dear E.C. , I don’t know what makes me suddenly want to ...
[This great fiendish city of Johannesburg, hell in ten years on the sweet veld]
To: Betty Molteno, 14 November 1898: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/45
Dounan’s House, Hospital Hill, Nov 14th 1898, Dear Friend, I am so glad you & Miss Greene have got out to New Brigh...
[People waking up to the evils of Rhodes & capitalism]
To: Betty Molteno, 3 January 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/2
Johannesburg, Jan 3rd 1898, Thankyou so much for your letter, with its good news of matters in Cape Town I would have written...
[Is the Governor with Rhodes or is he more liberal?]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 8 January 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/1
Dear Laddie, I wrote you a long letter of six sheets yesterday but have just torn it up. The weight of each man’s life ...
[Rhodes will plunge SA into war, blow will fall]
To: Betty Molteno, 9 January 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/3
Monday , Jan 9th 1899, Dear Friend, I have just seen from the paper that Rhodes has got off! What does Cape Town think of the...
[Johannesburg people windbags & money bags; imperial move]
To: Jan Smuts, 23 January 1899: Smuts A1/186/75
Primrose Terrace, Berea, Johannesburg, Dear Mr Smuts, Some time ago my husband told me that Mr Rous had mentioned to him that...
[Of all Rhodes lies about OS, the worst is that he said she wrote to order because given Transvaal money, the only thing the Transvaal could do for OS is give the vote to women    ]
To: Alice Greene, 25 January 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/4
Primrose Terrace, Beria, Johannesburg, Jan 25th 18989, Dear Miss Greene, I hope you weren’t ill that you couldn’t...
[Joburg is hell, figting for gold & trampling others]
To: John X. Merriman, 17 March 1899: John X. Merriman MSC 15/1899:113
Hell, March 17 / 99, Dear Mr Merriman , You will perceive from the superscription above that I am still in Johannesburg. I ha...
[Johannesburg, moral decay, has crushed OS out of thinking of anyting else; Kruger & the working men]
To: Betty Molteno, 17 April 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/14
2 Primrose Terrace, Berea Estate, Dear Friend, Your letter made me very glad. Cron said when I told him you were perhaps comi...
[Cron's mother & sisters; Chamberlain & Rhodes have gone too far to turn back]
To: Betty Molteno, May 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/19
Dearest Friend, I was so glad to see your handwriting again. Things are going rather badly again, the league making the most ...
[The League & Milner, mass of Johannesburgers against war]
To: Jan ('Onze Jan') Hendrick Hofmeyr, 3 June 1899: J.H. Hofmeyr MSB 8/Box9/1
2 Primrose Terrace , Berea Estate , Johannesburg , June 3rd 1899, Dear Mr Hofmeyr, I hope you received the copy of my paper o...
[OS anti-war pamphlet, the League, give your enemies what they don;t want; the Bond]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 6 June 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/34
Private, Yes dear, you have hit the nail on the head. What they will try to do here is get up some kind of a "row," (I have b...
[League after a pretext, OS contempt for Innes, Garrett's evil influence on Milner]
To: Edward Carpenter, 17 June 1899: Edward Carpenter 359/83
Box 406, Johannesburg, Dear Ed , Things are going on with us from bad to worse. Fancy having absolutely to fight the capitali...
[Working men of England keeping Chamberlain in power, things from bad to worse, but making South Africa strongly anti-capitalist ]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 28 June 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/38
Wednesday, Dear Laddie, Miss Molteno & Miss Greene are here & I am going over with them to Pretoria on Friday, & ...
[Stockbrokers & sandbaggers, might it be best to fight now; Will Schreiner not to give Chamberlain an excuse to dismiss him as Cape Prime Minister]
To: Betty Molteno and Alice Greene, 6 July 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/3
The City of Dreadful Night, Thursday morning, My dear Friends, I was so anxious all night about Miss Greene though I couldn’...
[City of dreadful night; cut throats, don't mention political news where people might gossip]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 26 July 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/11
July 26th 1899, Dear Laddie, You are having a hard time, but it seems we are winning for the moment at last. My friend Mr J T...
[Rhodes used Rebecca Schreiner in a speech, OS regrets speaking of Rhodes as if he were a man, her larger faith the race moves upwards keeps her gooing]
To: Sun, August 1899: UCT BC 16 1899-Sun
From Olive Schreiner To Sun London, We call attention to the American people to the grievous condition of matters in South Af...
[A provoked war, US help re those seeking peace]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 31 August 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/23
Karree Kloof, Via Kran Kuil, Aug 31st 1899., Dear Laddie, I’ve just got your note enclosing Loch’s. I returned Bu...
[Milner a tol & the grand mistake; what else should OS do?]
To: Betty Molteno, 28 September 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/34
Karree Kloof, Via Kran Kuil, Sep 28 / 99, Dear Friend, I hope you are better again. I have sent a copy of your article letter...
[Still peaceful life on the farm, the situation in Johannesburg - off scourings of earth]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 6 October 1899: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/36
Oct 6th 1899., Dear Laddie, I am thinking much of you. You must be passing through at time of terrible strain. I am quite sur...
[Will Scheiner's behaviour the wisest, even now OS finds hard to think ill of Milner, wrong man in wrong place, Boer hatred of Rhodes still love for the Queen]
To: Edward Carpenter, 31 December 1899: Olive Schreiner: Edward Carpenter SMD 30/32/b
Old years night, Dear Ed, This is just a note to tell you that Cron is going to England next week. He sails on the 10th by th...
[Cronwright speaking tour in Britain, the South African Boer harder than they think]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/18
Sunday, Dear Laddie, I find that the Rhodesian curs of Adderly St have been diverting themselves by Premier bating! Both ther...
[Adderly Street curs, Rhodes' money trying to harm Will Schreiner, the Republics must eventually be free]
To: Betty Molteno, 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/13
2Monday , I was so glad to get your note to-day. , Isn’t old Cronje making a splendid fight. I have not yet given up ho...
[The Transvaal fighting & holding on]
To: Frances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz, April 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/23
My dear Fan, I send you Cron’s letter; there’s not much of interest in it this week. One doesn’t feel able ...
[Kekewich, commercial asset Rhodes not pleased; not OS fault if England doesn't know what the Boer is like]
To: Frances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz, May 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/29
Dear Fan, Cron writes me he sent photographs of himself for me to your care the week before last. week Did you get them. Plea...
[Rumour Will approves annexation]
To: Alice Greene, May 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/28
Sunday morning, My dear Miss Greene, I wish I could meet you at Graaff Reinet; but I can’t. I don’t feel I can go...
[If the Boers defend Johannesburg the British may be blown up by own guns]
To: Frances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz, 1 May 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/26
Apr May 1st 1900, Dear Fan, I am so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, in these hard times if one runs down one doesn’...
[Rhodes is growing smaller & smaller, Kipling article on Rhodes]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 9 May 1900: W.P. Schreiner MSC 27/406
Dear Laddie, What is the true story about the policeman being shot at in your grounds? Is there any truth in it? , There is n...
[Only the Rhodesiteshave something to gain by removing Will Schreiner as Prime Minister]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 20 June 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/35
Saturday , Dear old Brother, Enclosed is a note or part of the note I wrote you the other day., I know that the progressives ...
[Will Schreiner should take OS advice & abstain; Progressives mistaken, OS replies to her letters to politicians]
To: Betty Molteno, 1 October 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/53
Hanover, Oct 1st 1900, My dear Friend, I’m so thankful to hear Miss Greene is better. I wish she would try Fellow’...
[Rhodes wants an amnesty & hopes the Africander party will support him in the long run]
To: Betty Molteno, 29 October 1900: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/63
Hanover, Oct 29 / 00, Dear Friend, I got your letter this morning. I saw Mrs de Villiers this afternoon & asked her if sh...
[Is Rhodes at back of uitlander movement]
To: Henrietta ('Ettie') Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891), 25 December 1901: Schreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/49
Xmas Morning., My darling old sister,, I hope you are feeling really better. It is so delightful to me that the dear little m...
[Writing 'Peter Halket', came to me so completely]
To: Betty Molteno, 20 March 1902: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/7
Hanover, March 20 / 02, Dear Friend, It was good to see your handwriting again. All goes with us as usual. Perhaps Cron may g...
[Papers report Rhodes dying but OS does not believe it]
To: Anna Purcell nee Cambier Faure, 29 March 1902: Olive Schreiner: Anna Purcell MSC 26/2.9.1
[page/s missing], 2, in I find him pocking about the room with a candle; I asked him what he was looking for. He said he was ...
[The snake in the bedroom; heard this morning Rhodes died the day before yesterday; a great might have been]
To: Betty Molteno, 5 May 1902: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/12
Hanover, May 5th 1902, Dear Friend, It’s such a long letter time since I had any news not only from you but from any of...
[The Princess & does she have damaging revelations about Rhodes]
To: Henrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891), 6 July 1902: Schreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/50
Hanover, July 6th 1902, Darling Ettie, I hope by this time you are safe in Johannesburg. I’m sure the change will do yo...
[The effects of Johannesburg on people's characters]
To: Julia Solly nee Muspratt, December 1902: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/36
Hanover, Sunday, Dear Mrs Solly, Thankyou very much for your congratulations, & letter. I am afraid the next general Elec...
[De Beers forces will try to rig next election; OS can't get servants because she supported the Boers; couldn't Mrs Solly write to papers & say the new politics must surely include women]
To: Mary Sauer nee Cloete, 17 May 1903: Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.130
Monday, May 17 / 03 , Darling Mary, Did you ever get the "Hearts of Men"? Cron is very ill, I have to feed & dress & ...
[The case in Grahamstown, no Afroikander would help OS & Cronwright with it]
To: Edward Carpenter, 17 June 1904: Olive Schreiner: Edward Carpenter SMD 30/32/c
Hanover, June 17 / 04, Dear old Edward, Some friends have asked me to come to England & they say you wanted me to come to...
[Sad there more than in the war; the Boer woman said there is no God when told it was peace]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, June 1906: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/25
[page/s missing], 2, see any one since I came except Dorothy van Zÿl; & would rise from the dead to help any one who...
[Watch out for scoundrel Crewe, he & Redmond Orpen represent worst element in old de Beers set]
To: Julia Solly nee Muspratt, 7 May 1907: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/12
Hanover, May 7 / 07, Dear Mrs Solly, Thank you much for your letter. I asked what C.T. meant because I fancied it might mean ...
[Private women's meetings with some men affiliated; Lady Loyal Leaguers post-SA War]
To: Caroline Murray nee Molteno, June 1907: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/18
Tuesday night, Dear Mrs Murray, I had quite forgotten that I had an engagement I can’t change for Thursday. Would it be...
[Wants to speak to her about the women's society; the split now there is nothing to unite the men in the parties]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 30 November 1907: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/31
Hanover, Nov 30th 1907, My dear old Man, Let me know when there is any chance of seeing you on your way to Queenstown; there ...
[Responsible government & the shaping of a more exclusive Afrikaner]
To: William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 10 May 1908: Olive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/29
Sunday afternoon , 10 May 1908 , Dear Laddie, I was glad to see thy handwriting. Yesterday afternoon the servant came in with...
[Jan Smuts, Merriman only one supported her re 'Trooper Peter', it nearly killed her; OS's heaven is a train; hopes Will Scheiner will go to Natal]
To: Francois Stephanus ('FS') Malan, 6 January 1909: Olive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/7
Hotel Milner, Matjiesfontein, Cape Colony, Jan 6 1909, My dear F.S. Malan , Thank-you for your letter. I wanted to sit down &...
[Sad the small number of true liberals won't make a stand together, they say 'only I am left'; how 'great men'conduct themselves not like Rhodes, Milner or Curzon]
To: Francois Stephanus ('FS') Malan, July 1913: Olive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/4
De Aar, Tuesday , To F S Malan , My dear Friend, My heart is sore sorrowful. What are these things which you are doing up in ...
[Short space of 14 years Boer Gov, defending mining magnates, hooting peopple in own land using British troops, soil reeking with blood]
To: Patrick Duncan, 10 September 1913: Patrick Duncan BC 294/D1.33.3
De Aar, Sep 10th 1913, Dear Mr Duncan, Both my husband & I have been profoundly interested in your program in ?today pape...
[Three questions, can OS & Cronwrightwork with Duncan?]
To: Francois Stephanus ('FS') Malan, 16 October 1913: Olive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/9
De Aar , Oct 16th 1913, Dear Friend, You will have wondered why I never answered your kind letter, but I have been too ill to...
[Botha's silly imperialism to British & narrow back-velt-ism to Dutch]
To: Havelock Ellis, 4 August 1920: HRC/UNCAT/OS-153
Aug 4th 1920 , Dear Havelock , I hope you will have a happy holiday in Ireland. It will be so interesting. I am so sorry I sh...
[Sad to leave Europe when the capitalist darkness is lifting because the day of Labour freedom is beginning to dawn ]